VM Announces Spring Shows April 26-27, 2002".
- A Red, White, and Blue Spring Show
The patriotic spirit that has swept our country during
the past several months will be on display April 26 and 27
at our Spring Shows. "Freedom"s Song," our 2002 Spring
title, named after our new recording that will be released
April 26, promises to invigorate you and make you proud of
America all over again.
Several new songs added to the VM repertoire since last
fall will be featured on our show. These include familiar
songs such as "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "My Country
'Tis of Thee." You"ll hear a completely fresh arrangement
of the contemporary "God Bless the USA" along with a new
introduction, written by Jim Clancy, highlighting the
Pledge of Allegiance. The show also includes a rousing
rendition of the "American Armed Forces Medley" with songs
from five branches of the U.S. Military, and a piece of
Americana with the George M. Cohan Medley including
"The Yankee Doodle Boy," "You"re a Grand Old Flag," and
"Give My Regards To Broadway." Your heart will be warmed
as you hear a fabulous new arrangement of "An American
and Jim Clancy"s arrangements of "America the Beautiful /
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor" and "God Bless America."
Of course, be prepared to hear (and see) oft-requested
songs such as "Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho" and
"Mardi Gras March," along with the magnificent
"Somewhere Out There / Somewhere Over the Rainbow"
medley and our new "Elijah Rock."
Guest Master of Ceremonies for the Friday show is
Col. Dennis P. Shingleton, U.S. Army Reserve.
Our Saturday Master of Ceremonies is Ronald R. Blanck, D.O.,
General U.S. Army Medical Corps, Surgeon General of
the U.S. Army (retired) and President of UNT Health Science
Three performances are scheduled for Friday,
April 26, at 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 27,
at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. All performances are
at McFarlin Auditorium on the SMU Campus in Dallas.
Tickets are available through Ticketmaster at 972-647-5700,
the VM office at 214-526-8686, or, online at
Please note that SMU now charges $5 per car for parking.